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The Eappen Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Eappen Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Eappen surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Eappen genealogy.

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I. The Eappen Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Eappen family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Eappen are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eappen Ancestors

II. Eappen Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Eappen records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Eappen research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eappen

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Eappen records matching Eappen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Eappen family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Eappen Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Eappen surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Eappen DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Eappen relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Eappen research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

V. Eappen Family History

There is more to exploring your Eappen ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Eappen ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Eappen Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eappen queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Eappen ancestors.

VII. Eappen Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Eappen Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eappen, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Eappen Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eappen family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eappen reunion.

 

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